March 30 Thursday

Digital Security for Clinic Students

Are you concerned about the security of your electronic messages?
    Wondering why everyone is talking about Signal?  Confused about
    @ylsclinics email?  Curious about your ethical obligations and how best
    to guard the confidentiality of client communication?
  
    This training is for you.  We will set up PGP encryption for e-mail and
    discuss secure text, audio, and video messaging like Signal.  Bring your
    computer, cellphone, and burning questions about digital security.
  

March 20 Monday

Speech, Surveillance, and Secrecy under the Trump Administration

During the campaign, Donald Trump said he would “open up” libel law so that newspapers could more easily be sued and called for the surveillance of mosques in the United States. As president-elect, he tweeted that those who burned the flag should lose their citizenship and be jailed. And after he took office, the White House barred specific news organizations from attending a press briefing. Please join us for a discussion with Jameel Jaffer and Dean Post about these and other developments, and what they mean for the future of the First Amendment under the Trump Administration.

March 16 Thursday

Protecting Sources & Secrets

The Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic and the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School invite you and other interested journalists and lawyers from your organization to the next in its occasional series of lunchtime discussions of current legal issues.  This Lunch Box Workshop will provide an opportunity for a frank, off-the-record exploration of the legal risks confronted by insiders who leak information to the press, the potential liabilities of journalists who encourage or facilitate those leaks, and the ways to minimize the risks all around through techn

February 1 Wednesday

FOIA Bootcamp 2017

As government transparency faces an uncertain future, the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School invites you to come learn about the legal tools you can use to keep federal, state and local governments open and accountable. 

Learn how to effectively obtain information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)—how to draft requests, where to send them, what language you should use and how to work with agencies to avoid going to court.

January 10 Tuesday

Overview of Government Ethics Rules for Journalists and Their Lawyers

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School invite you and others from your organization to the first in a new series of occasional lunchtime discussions of current legal issues facing journalists and their lawyers.
September 9 Friday

Abrams: First Amendment Salon Panel

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression is hosting a First Amendment Salon to examine freedom of speech in the founding era. The discussion will feature Professor Stephen Solomon (Associate professor at NYU School of Journalism, Associate Director of the Carter Journalism Institute, and the author of Revolutionary Dissent (2016)) and Professor Akhil Amar (Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School) and will be moderated by Professor Nadine Strossen (John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, NY Law School).

April 30 Saturday

FESC 4: Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 4

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School will host the fourth Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC) at Yale Law School on April 30-May 1, 2016. The FESC is sponsored by the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression .

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